|[krd-009] VIGO - BANG! - Khavn dela Cruz|
Vigo, the six member chamber jazz avant pop collective from Manila, take their name from Jean Vigo, the French filmmaker who died from tuberculosis in 1934 at age 29 leaving behinda mere two films. The associations between the band and the man have to do with how both are proprietors of certain modes of ardor and certain modes of insanity. Love and lunacy. And a little of that fierce romanticism that a life that ends before its time and as it's cresting...
Keywords: avant-pop; neo-jazz; jazz; vocals; band; acoustic; pop; indie
|[krd-008] Khavn - Unrequited - Khavn dela Cruz|
Another homemade demo album of heartbreaking acoustic avant-pop. Consider this a collection of love songs for the bitter, the pathetic and the unrequited. In "My Anima" Khavn sings "it's pathetic, you're just a dream/ like this life I'm living" and he captures the essence of this album: a constant and nagging unobtainability which has been put on a pedestal and adored as a badge of honor, emotional pain as an undeniable proof of existence...
Keywords: avant-pop; emo; guitar; vocals; piano; acoustic; pop; indie
|[krd-010] Khavn - Mondomanila - Khavn De La Cruz|
This is the 13-song soundtrack to the independent film "MONDOMANILA Or: How I Fixed My Hair After A Rather Long Journey," featuring songs composed, performed and produced by the director Khavn De La Cruz with the help of electronica producer Malek Lopez and a handful of guest artists and co-writers (Ogo X, Norman Wilwayco, Lourd De Veyra, Pennie Azarcon Dela Cruz). The album opener explains the schizophrenia of the entire project (and exposes the inconsistency of Manila as a city, in general) by...
Keywords: indie pop; pop; avantpop; umbilicuspop; Philippines; Manila; Khavn; film soundtrack; OST